Outdoor swimming is becoming increasingly popular and can be either a tranquil and relaxing or exciting and adventurous experience. Our staff will give you guidance and confidence, to explore and enjoy the water. We are over 80% water and the planet is more than 60% water, so if you are not swimming, you must be actively avoiding it!
WHAT MAKES IT SO GOOD?As well as being fun, outdoor swimming has been shown to have both physical and mental benefits. We will take you to swim spots where you can enjoy the breath taking views. Being on an island we have a stunning coastline on all sides of us, with plenty of options for windy weather when we need them. We’ll have waterproof cameras so we can get loads of photos which we will share online.
WHY CHOOSE ANGLESEY OUTDOORS?We have teamed up with Gone Swimming who have years of experience offering outdoor swimming and coaching all over North Wales. Our swimming staff are trained Royal Life Saving Society beach life guards and experienced outdoor instructors, who are passionate about sharing their enjoyment.
Depending on your experience we offer 2 half day sessions:Introduction to open water swimming – these are a great gateway into outdoor swimming. Our instructors will give you the knowledge and skills explore and swim in the great outdoors. We will teach you how to choose a safe swim spot, how to manage risks in the water, what to do in an emergency and of course in the water we will teach you some important open water swimming tips.
Guided Wild SwimmingJoin our expert guides for a chance to explore some of the beautiful coastal areas of North Wales. These sessions let you enjoy open water at your own pace. We can offer tips and hints on your stroke, or you can just enjoy the beauty of the fresh Anglesey waters.
Our guides will be close on hand to point out the beautiful and diverse wildlife, as well as keeping you safe in the water!
If you are looking to improve your technique and gain open water skills we have varied coaching techniques that are tailored around each client to help you achieve your personal swimming goals.
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WHO CAN GO WILD SWIMMING?
We offer outdoor swimming to all ages and abilities.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
We’ll provide you with the most important things: Winter weight wetsuit and swimming cap.
You would need to bring:
- Swimming costume, to wear under the wetsuit. Gents, baggy shorts are not good under a suit, but trunks or even underwear are fine for this.
- Thin shoes, the emphasis here is on thin. We need shoes to protect our feet on the beach and any walking we do - skinny shoes like school pumps are ideal, or a wetsuit boot. It’s optional to wear socks.
- Towel, to get changed at the end. Depending on where we go this might be open air changing so a big towel is best.
- Some spare clothes to change into at the end of the day (underwear, socks etc.)
- That’s it! You need minimal stuff. If you do have any medication that you usually carry, make sure you bring that too, we can look after it for you at the beach.
DURATION OF ACTIVITY?
Our introduction to open water swimming are half day sessions which are a great gateway into outdoor swimming. Our instructors will give you the knowledge and skills explore and swim in the great outdoors. We will teach you how to choose a safe swim spot, how to manage risks in the water, what to do in an emergency and of course in the water we will teach you some important open water swimming tips.
Our half days run from 09:15 to 12:45 for morning sessions, or from 13:15 to 16:45 for an afternoon. Both are 3:30 hours long which is a good amount of time.
Alternatively you may prefer to make a private booking that allows you or your group to enjoy your own, unique and unforgettable day in the outdoors – from start to finish, the day is just for you. You are welcome to provide as much or as little input into the itinerary as you wish, whether you have a specific adventure in mind, or would prefer us to take care of the planning. To book a bespoke day contact the office on 01407 769 351 or complete the contact form below.
HOW MANY CAN PARTICIPATE?
We work with a maximum of 7 people to one instructor.
WHERE DO YOU GO WILD SWIMMING
We have so many coves and stunning beaches in Anglesey that are perfect locations for wild swim-ming. The location on the day will depend on the length of the session, the tides and weather and abilities of the group. We can go as far as Llandwyn Island or Bull Bay but often you can’t beat our local beach at Porth Dafarch for a great session.
WHEN DO YOU GO WILD SWIMMING?
We can do it all year round but May through to September tend to be warmer air temperatures and better weather so that’s the prime time. We are lucky to be in a mild climate so in October the sea is at its warmest, and we can experience some great conditions. We have full winter weight wetsuits that are designed for cold water, and with wetsuits hoods if it’s particularly chilly, most people are fine even at cold times of the year for half a day.
IS IT SAFE?
Safety is paramount importance – we value and maintain highest professional standards. Outdoor swimming is all about having fun, swimming safely, with great company, in amazing locations all year round.
Our philosophy is enjoy the trip don’t endure it – we like to make outdoor swimming comfortable and accessible.
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Please read through our Terms & Conditions
HOW TO BOOK YOUR WILD SWIMMING ADVENTURE
If you are looking to give someone an unforgettable experience we also offer Gift Vouchers. This means that you can not only book today, for activities in the coming season, but also buy an unforgettable treat for someone special which can be used at their chosen date.
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